Did you know that a huge part of Nashville’s growth is Black owned businesses! Finally. We’ve compiled a list of businesses in various industries that you can call on.
Here are 21 Black Owned Businesses to Know!
- GIDEON’S ARMY. It’s not a for profit, but a non-profit, and let me tell you why they need to be on this list. Gideon’s Army is a grassroots organization spearheading the disrupting of violence and dismantling of the school-to-prison pipeline through social activism. Recently, Gideon’s Army partnered with Fiverr in the “Out North” short documentary and BET’s Disrupt and Dismantle Docuseries. Check these out and stay in the know. The state of our community is the foundation of our growth and progress in economics, Nodat. Gideon’s Army is a cornerstone of that foundation.
- Youth About Business, another cornerstone, produced one of our most successful black owned businesses here in Nashville. Y.A.B. exposes youth to the business world through fostering the development of business literacy and leadership skills. And they just opened a state of the art renovated facility. Guess who’s an alumni of Y.A.B.?
- Slim & Husky’s is. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a fast casual, artisan pizza shop with a love for hip hop & R&B culture. Slim & Husky’s is the only black owned business on Broadway in Nashville..and they’re in the ATL. It’s for the culture.
- Pivot Tech School. Pivot Technology School is a fully remote coding bootcamp program based out of Nashville, TN. Tech jobs are all the talk these days. And Pivot wants to empower diverse communities with industry leading training in these high demand technology skills. If you’re looking to change careers, this may be the move for you.
- Get Active on the weekends with Abundant Life Adventure Club. They offer community and adventures every weekend with hiking, waterfall and cave excursions. What a unique combination!
- Or stay active in the newly opened gym, Get Fit X Fitness Gym with their fitness classes in South Nashville. GFOTG wants to become “your lifeline to success”, let ‘em.
- While adults are out enjoying your weekends, consider a mentoring program like O.L.L.I.E. for young boys to keep their lives full. O.L.L.I.E. offers before and after school mentoring through a curriculum based “Striving For Excellence Program”. Their mission is to present young men of today and tomorrow with a positive elevated lifestyle in hopes to create a platform for their future.
- After all that family weekend fun, you may want a vegan meal at Nashville’s Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant, Vegelicious. Their menu offers fresh plant based soul food.
- Alkebulan Images Bookstore on the corner of Jefferson St. and 28th Ave has served our Nashville community for over 35 years. If you’re lucky enough to catch the owner, Yusef, in, you may get a story of Nashville’s own black history to go along with your latest “conscious” read, oil, shea butter, t-shirt or afro-gear.
- One Drop Ink Tattoo Parlour & Gallery, newly located inside the former Essence Day Spa. Elisheba, the owner/artist, was a part of Nashville Black Artists Renaissance and has shown at galleries like The Ha Factory, Boheme Collectif and Corvidae Gallery. JUST take a look at her portfolio, it’s eye-mazing work.
- Inner G Juice and Yoga, based in North Nashville, Tennessee, is an innovative juiceria and yoga studio, balanced under one roof, offering cold pressed juice delivery. Join their crowdfunding campaign as they prepare to open their first storefront and offer fresh food vending machines!
- Dollar City. Dollar City located in Antioch, offers retail items all less than $10, in many brand names. Yes, Nashville has a black-owned “dollar-store”.
- While you’re in Antioch, you may need to grab lunch at Bone’s Fish. Bone’s Fish is a local black-family owned business, and their customer service is just as good as their fish plates.
- Or get a big baked potato, salad or sandwich with all the fixings at Surreal Spice Creations in Antioch. Surreal is now back open for inside dining and is one of Antioch’s healthier options for lunch or dinner, black-owned.
- Whether you live in Antioch or you’re considering buying a new house somewhere else across the state,allow Providence Title to handle your closing, title and escrow needs. Owned by attorney, Memorie White, Esq, Providence Title can close transactions across the entire state of Tennessee.
- When it’s time to move, who’s gonna move all your stuff? Chandler Boys Moving Company. The Chandler Boys come highly recommended for moves. They are licensed and insured and available 24/7.
- For all of your home maintenance needs, contact Edwards Handy Toolbox. It’s so easy to schedule your appointment, right from there facebook page. Edward is certified in HVAC/R, Electrical, Gas Heat, AC and so much more. He can literally do almost everything.
- Now that our businesses are growing, you may need some help with taxes. No worries, ADE Consulting is here. They are a black woman owned business, offering tax prep, bookkeeping and other consulting services.
- Your ultimate resource for all things paper, has got to be PAPERKUTS STUDIO. Set the tone for your next event with stationery from PaperKuts studio for products like party planners or announcements from great vendors.
- Out and about and needing a mani or pedi? Check in with A Manicurists Parlor and head to Cool Springs. Ghgee, the owner has the prettiest shop in the area with all the colors to match. You will enjoy your personalized experience in her comfy parlor.
- Keep your smile looking good too with Smiles Up Nashville Dentistry. They aim to provide accessible high quality comprehensive care that caters to your personal needs ranging from emergencies to cosmetic dentistry. And Yes, It’s Black Owned Too. Thank me, later. 🙂
Also check out list of 181 Black-owned businesses to support.